On a steamy July day, nothing says summer vacation like an impossibly creamy chocolate milkshake. Like a mouthful of memories, these rich, icy treats are the stuff our childhood dreams were made of. Thanks to Alton Road's Milk Gone Nuts, Miamians can opt into this summer throwback, no dairy necessa ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
When it came to food news in 2012, there were some real doozies. From murders committed over a disagreement about a snack, to food fetishist teachers, to frivolous 911 calls, people were really freaking cray-cray this year.I've put together some of the most unfathomable occurrences from the past 362 ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.Hoo-boy, I tell you. It's so hot outside I saw a chicken ... More >>
We don't recommend anyone go the self-immolation route, but if you're going to attempt it, at least give it a long, hard thought. It's not something to do in haste. Kalpeshkumar Patel, a 40-year-old former employee of at a High Spring, Florida gas station was so pissed at his ex-boss he attempt ... More >>
"Eat hummus and get gas" might be an appropriate marketing slogan for Carrot Express, a health food counter located in the Texaco station at Alton Road and 18th Street in South Beach. Or maybe not. Some might misinterpret this as a reference to the gastro-intestinal effects of garbanzo beans, as opp ... More >>
Since America began closing mental institutions in 1955, the streets have been deluged with mentally unbalanced individuals unable to care for themselves. (Blame JFK for that guy you see on your way to work every morning, who sits at the curb mumbling about spacemen and radioactive jelly beans.)As I ... More >>
I don't like the online activist group Color of Change. The namby-pamby, can't-we-all-just-get-along-as-long-you're-a-vegan, Obama-loving, Christian-hating, war-protesting, Democratic-donkey-defending, liberal members are all a bunch of imbeciles.I know that's a pretty broad generalization. And I'm ... More >>
Joni WilliamsSo, you went away for the holidays. And now it's time to hit the long road home. Or maybe your home is a wintry wonderland and you're driving down for some fun in the Magic City sun.Either way, we know how it is. The race to get here can be a real drag. The last thing you want is to ... More >>
The relationship between Miami-based Burger King and Coconut Grove-based ad agency Crispin Porter Bogusky has officially come to an end. After announcing in March that CP B's services would no longer be needed, the fast-food chain has announced that New York-based McGarryBowen will take ove ... More >>
Camille LambFrancisco has energy for hours thanks to his gas station game plan.Gas prices are so high these days, many of us feel like beating up the pump when it's done tallying up our tabs. But we can't do much damage to those LCD screens with flappy, impotent little biceps and the pep of salte ... More >>
Last night, a woman returned to her car after making a purchase at a Chevron gas station in Kendall. She got in the drivers seat shortly after midnight and prepared to pull away when she felt a firearm press up against the back of her head. A man had climbed into her backseat and waited for her. ... More >>
Jacob KatelShot from Southeast corner of Biscayne and 61st street. Quickfast breakfast options from the Biscayne corridor south through Buena Vista, Little Haiti, Wynwood, and Omni are severely limited. The offerings open up around downtown, but other than that the market is wide open for a cheap ... More >>
Sometimes they shoot, and sometimes they kill.
Miami Police hurry to investigate the murder of a gay meth dealer. Blame reality TV.
The building at 9851 Kendall Drive used to be just another gas station, contending with the Shell station across the street and the Chevron on the corner. But intrepid entrepreneur Michael Touma saw opportunity when the skyrocketing gasoline prices and glut of competition overwhelmed the Texaco st ... More >>
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
Give and take
As Big Oil forces out the last independent gas station dealers, the era of truly giant oil begins
Why did the big oil companies want to put Ron Gregory and other independent operators out of business? That's right, to pad their profits.
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
Forget the bunny. Robin Parker has a battery that might save the world.
Scenes from a splintered city
Welcome to the deadly, thrilling world of drag racing, Miami style. It's all about speed.
He's got looks, charm, and the church on his side. But even this priest may not save Telemundo's ratings.
A legal battle between developer Ron Bloomberg and Beach officials over the fate of the city's cultural campus has both sides fuming
Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
After decades of living month to month in trailer parks, some South Dade migrant workers have found a permanent address
Sailboat captain Dave Shaw runs afoul of U.S. Customs and finds himself up a creek without his canoe
Michael Aller can smooth-talk with the best of them. His political friends in Miami Beach love him for it. His creditors don't.